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Description

Biologists are required to do researches on plants and animals, including their system of living and life span. Professionals who specialize in animals are known as zoologists and those who specialize in plants are botanists. They need to go to various places in order to gather valuable information about plants and animals regarding to what kind of food they take, reproduction, development, threats, body functions, life span, etc. They may work at colleges, schools, laboratories, museums, among other facilities.

Biologists usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Collecting biological data.
• Updating scientific community.
• Checking research equipment.
• Creating reports.
• Doing researches.

Skills

• Being able to travel to different places.
• Having sampling skills.
• Being able to work in different shifts.
• Having excellent communication skills.
• Being able to use different kind of equipments.
• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work with a team.
• Having strong research skills.
• Being patient.
• Having analytical skills.

Education

Biologist job placements demand applicants having an Associate´s Degree or a four-year Bachelor´s Degree of Science. These candidates are also required to have specialized training in a life science in graduate school. Students who want to study about this field are encouraged to attend local workshops and take courses in genetics, physics, chemistry, physiology, and math. Applicants for these posts can gain suitable knowledge and skills by working as volunteers at wildlife sanctuaries, state parks, zoos, among other facilities or having hobbies related to this field. Biology major at university level includes topics such as ecosystems, marine biology, molecular biology, and botany. Candidates who want to have better job opportunities at higher level job positions can study a Master´s Degree and a Doctoral Degree related to this field.

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